"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known" Carl Sagan
Plans to bring the woolly mammoth back to LIFE!!
The remarkable discovery has been described as a “major step forward” in the attempt to resurrect the long-extinct mammoth.
The researchers described the woolly mammoth remains as ripe for cloning after uncovering the first ever complete sample of mammoth DNA.
The ancient beast was found frozen in permafrost off the coast of Siberia in Russia – with its skin still amazingly intact.A total of six mammoth carcasses, dating back to 10,000 years, were found on the Lyakhovsky Islands.The research expedition also found the tusk of a pygmy mammoth, an extinct species of dwarf elephant.The unique discovery was made by the Project Mammoth Revival, a Russian-funded research venture which aims to clone the prehistoric creature.The project is just one of several teams racing to produce a clone of a mammoth.Scientists plan to combine cells from frozen woolly mammoth remains and an elephant egg, but have struggled to find high-quality ‘living’ cells – until now.Expedition head Semyon Grigoryev said: “The skin is especially interesting for the ‘Revival of the Mammoth’ project.”The Lyakhovsky Islands are considered to be the centre of the mammoth continent.“One of the world’s greatest concentrations of mammoth remains is here, so we deliberately chose this area to carry out the research.